Stephen Strasburg's second rehab start was probably even more impressive than his first. The Nationals' phenom struck out five hitters and didn't allow a single ball out of the infield in his three innings pitching for high Single-A Potomac on Friday night. The above video, via Comcast SportsNet, shows all of those strikeouts, as well as a couple of his other outs.
Strasburg made the media wait for almost two hours after he departed the game, only speaking when the game was over. Eventually, he expressed confidence that he is all the way back. Via Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington:
More Strasburg: "I know I'm going to be the pitcher I was. I probably think all the work I've been putting in is going to make me better."
It's not immediately clear when Strasburg will make his next start, but with the Nationals' desire to have him pitch in a home environment, it would have to be either at AAA-Syracuse or back at low-single-A Hagerstown.